Dr. Daniel Klug


I’m a faculty member at the Institute for Software Research at Carnegie Mellon University.

I’m the head of the MINT Lab that focuses on researching media, interaction, and technology.

My research focuses on mainly qualitative approaches to media, interaction, and technology, such as human-computer interaction, practices of producing and engaging with audiovisual media artifacts, and computer-supported collaboration and video annotation tools.

My academic background is in media studies (PhD, 2012) and sociology (MA, 2008).

Before coming to Carnegie Mellon University, I was a faculty member at the Seminar for Media Studies at the University of Basel, Switzerland, where I have researched and taught on popular culture, esp. reality TV.

For more details, see my CV.


In Spring semester 2021, I’m teaching 17-397 + 17-641 Introduction to Qualitative Research: Social Media Apps and Video Content Creation.

Here is a list of my previous teaching at University of Basel.


At CMU, I work with people in the STRUDEL Lab (Institute for Software Research)
and the CoEx Lab (Human-Computer Interaction Institute).


I publish in English and German. Most recent publications include:


I give talks in English and German. Some selected talks:

Here is a full list of past talks.

Research Projects

While working at the University of Basel, I co-developed TRAVIS GO, an app for simple and collaborative video annotation.

For past research projects, please see the Swiss National Science Foundation research database or ORCID.


Daniel Klug
Institute for Software Research
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
Wean Hall 5216
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213